Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary

Earnings for Public Relations Officers in the United States come in at around $46K per year on average. The vast majority of Public Relations Officers (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Public Relations Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,362 - $103,481
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $45,650
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$12.00 - $60.00
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Salary
$29,362 - $103,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
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$29,090 - $109,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,090 - $109,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.

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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks

  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.

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Public Relations Officers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Media / Public Relations and Oral / Verbal Communication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Oral / Verbal Communication, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$46,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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